Family Hiking: Casimir Pulaski Memorial State Park

[ 0 ] July 15, 2013 |

Go it alone, or join RI Families in Nature on Saturday, July 20, as we explore this area together.

This 100 acre park offers trails, picnic tables, a comfort station, and a beach at Peck Pond, which make it the perfect place for a summer hike.


Pick up the trail right from the beach (follow the white triangles with blue dots) and hike the 1.3 mile loop trail through shaded woodlands. Along the trail, be sure to look for downed trees or stumps with the characteristic chew marks of the beavers that make their home in the pond.

HikingWhen you return to the beach, enjoy a yummy picnic, change into your suits, and cool off in the pond. There’s even a lifeguard on duty!

And for you cross-country skiers, be sure to return in the winter to take advantage of the 10 miles of groomed cross-country ski trails that lead into the adjacent George Washington Management Area.

PicnicFor more information about Pulaski Park, click here.

See you outside!

The Details
Where: Casimir Pulaski Memorial State Park
Cost: Free
Bathrooms: yes (and changing rooms!)
Hours: dawn to dusk
Website: Pulaski Park page on RI Parks website.
For more information, including directions: visit the RI Families in Nature website.

Rhode Island Families in Nature Hike: Join Rhode Island Families in Nature every month for a different hike created by and for families who want to spend more time outdoors, explore Rhode Island’s natural places, and reconnect with and reap the many benefits of nature.

SwimmingPhoto Credit: Jeanine Silversmith

Category: free / cheap, high school age, kids, local ri area, nature places, parents, parks/playgrounds, preschool, teens (13 +), tweens

Jeanine Silversmith

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Jeanine is a self-described tree hugging, science and math geek whose love of nature, coupled with her absolute certainty that people, especially children, are happier, healthier, and wiser when they regularly spend time in nature, led her to establish Rhode Island Families in Nature. Jeanine also works for the RI Environmental Education Association, supporting formal and informal teachers as they create "place-based" curriculum. She loves to hike, run, garden, bake, and go camping, especially when accompanied by her husband, Ian, her daughter, Sierra, and her son, Devin. They live in Wakefield.

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